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Just how green is wind power?

Wind power may have a positive image, but setting up offshore wind farms is complicated and energy-intensive. Because Siemens promises its customers and the authorities a high degree of transparency for the ...

dateMar 30, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Computer to simulate harbor porpoises

Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, use a computer model to predict the impact of new offshore wind farms on the population of harbour porpoises in the North Sea. A consortium of international energy ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Toward a networked energy future

February 1, 2050, is a good day for German electricity consumers. The breeze off the north coast is blowing so strongly that offshore wind farms and the wind turbines on land are running non-stop. Since it's ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Lifting mechanism for mounting huge rotor blades

Siemens has created a special mechanism for mounting its 75-meter-long rotor blades for offshore wind farms. The lifting system makes assembly work safer and lets construction take place at higher wind speeds ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Engineering
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Seals forage at offshore wind farms

By using sophisticated GPS tracking to monitor seals' every movement, researchers have shown for the first time that some individuals are repeatedly drawn to offshore wind farms and pipelines. Those man-made ...

dateJul 21, 2014 in Ecology
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